The meaning of “I Owe, Therefore I Am”

Hello: What is the meaning of “I Owe, Therefore I Am” in the following title? –

I Owe, Therefore I Am: The Impossibility of Imagining a Post-Debt US

Does it refer to someone owing someone something? Thanks!


The famous phrase from the philosopher Descartes is “I think, therefore I am” which originally denoted that the minimum evidence for the existence of a self is that the self thinks. It has been changed many times as a pun to succinctly state the importance of various things. In this case, presumably, the author is making a case for either the importance of debt or the universality of debt.

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